Gift Wrapping Tutorial: Japanese-Style Gift Wrapping

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Japanese Gift Wrapping Tutorial

I thought I’d put together a gift wrapping tutorial to give you some inspiration as to what to do with the free stickers I include in all my customers’ orders. Check out my shop for unique wrapping paper and more.

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I thought I’d introduce you to a Japanese-style gift wrapping, which gives you beautiful crisp edges, and lovely lines. There is a great tutorial on YouTube, which shows you how to use this technique:



However, I know myself that it’s sometimes tricky to keep up with a video, especially when you’re doing something for the first time, so I thought I would break it down for you, step by step, in my own tutorial, featuring (of course) my lovely stickers!

Step 1

Place your gift on your wrapping paper, so it sits diagonally; there should be a little excess paper at each bottom corner of your gift, with a larger amount of spare paper at the top two corners (see pic). It is with the bottom end of the parcel that we will begin.

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Step 2

Fold the bottom corner up, and fold along the edge to make a crisp crease.

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Step 3

Start with the bottom left corner, and fold the corner in, as shown.

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Step 4

Bring the paper on the left upwards, to form a straight edge, at the corner, as pictured.

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Step 5

Now fold along the left edge, to create a crisp fold, and secure the paper with a sticker, as shown.

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Step 6

Repeat the same process with the bottom right corner.

Step 7

Now, turn you parcel round, so the end that was furthest away from you, is now nearest to you. Start with the right corner, and fold the paper in from the middle, as shown.

Step 8

Repeat with the left corner.

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Step 9

Now, fold the flap of paper up, and fold along the edge to create another crisp fold, then secure with another sticker, as shown.

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And You’re Done!

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I’ve used my Pedro the Pug wrapping paper and gift tag in this tutorial.

My favourite thing about this style of gift wrapping is the beautiful neat corners it creates:

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And, if you practise a lot you might even get as quick as this guy: